epidermal ridge


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epidermal ridge

[‚ep·ə′dər·məl ′rij]
(anatomy)
Any of the minute corrugations of the skin on the palmar and plantar surfaces of humans and other primates.
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Patterns of epidermal ridges have a role in diagnosing and delineating certain syndromes of congenital malformation [2] as well as in establishing twin zygosity [3] in anthropologic surveys [4] and in population genetics.
Table 2 shows the descriptive statistics of epidermal ridges for male and female.
Epidermal ridge configurations in developmental defects, with particular reference to the ontogenetic factors which condition ridge direction, The American Journal of Anatomy (1926) 38(1):89-151.
In tented arch epidermal ridges overtop a triradius (Fig.
1970): 'Frequency of fork in epidermal ridge minutiae in fingerprint.
Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of epidermal ridges and their configuration on palmar and plantar region.
The term dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of epidermal ridges and their patterns on palms, soles, fingers and toes.